Monday, February 11, 2008

Ten more from John Peel's Festive Fifty

John Peel with Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley in 1999.

Yup, kids, just like it says, ten more tracks that made John Peel's Festive Fifty, and I've tried to go for even less predictable stuff this time...

Gang Of Four -'Damaged Goods.' mp3 (1979 Festive Fifty no.23, 1980 Festive Fifty no.50)

Bluetones -'Slight Return.' mp3 (1995 Festive Fifty no.21)

Detroit Cobras -'Shout Bama Lama.' mp3 (2001 Festive Fifty no.21)

Dead Kennedys -'California Uber Alles.' mp3 (1979 Festive Fifty no.33 , 1980 Festive Fifty no.31, 1981 Festive Fifty no. 42)

Soup Dragons -'Whole Wide world.' mp3 (1986 Festive Fifty no.25)

Camper Van Beethoven -'Take The Skinheads Bowling.' mp3 (1986 Festive Fifty no.47)

PJ Harvey -'Dress.'mp3 (1991 Festive Fifty no.2)

Melt Banana -'Stimulus for Revolting Virus.' mp3 (1998 Festive Fifty no.37)

Helen Love -'Long Live The UK Music Scene.' mp3 (1998 Festive Fifty no.10)

Broadcast -'Come On Let's Go.' mp3 (2000 Festive Fifty no.5)

As always, if you want to find out more about John Peel start here and for more music featured in his annual Festive Fifties, an excellent place to start is the Teenage Kicks blogspot, especially for music long since deleted.


Anonymous said...

Wahey! Thanks for giving Helen Love some exposure. Girl About Town is still a classic.

Cheers Ed!


Ed said...

Bloomin' heck, that was quick, I'd literally just posted them!

Only really discovered helen Love in recent years, but damn good stuff nonetheless.


Anonymous said...

Another brilliant selection Ed.
I will second the Helen Love, err, love - "Does Your Heart Go Boom" is my favorite long lost track (hint hint)

Thanks man

Ed said...

Well, I might just consider that... : ))


Anonymous said...

the less predictable you try to be, the more you stray into my record collection, already have half of these wonderful tunes, crucially though not helen love which is seems to sound like the buzzcocks would have done had they grown up at the seaside and lived on sugar, loving the blog

Ed said...

'helen love which is seems to sound like the buzzcocks would have done had they grown up at the seaside and lived on sugar' that's a great quote A.j! Glad you're loving the blog, there will be more Peel-related goodness tomorrow.


So It Goes said...

As ever, thanks for the applause, Eduardo, and thanks mightily for the Broadcast track, which I recently discovered I cut off halfway through when I originally recorded it!!
Take care, bro'.

Ed said...

You are welcome sir, and looking forward to all your posts yet to come...